Coventry Biennial 2021 will take place across Coventry & Warwickshire from 8 October 2021 – 23 January 2022. Named HYPER-POSSIBLE, this collaborative and socially focussed event brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists and creative practitioners to exhibit in galleries, museums and a range of historic and community locations across Coventry and Warwickshire.
We were delighted to host a virtual talk on the occasion of Yinka Shonibare CBE's and Leilah Babirye's solo exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery this summer. Chaired by Alexandria Smith (Head of Painting, Royal College of Art, London), the event looked at how these exhibitions investigate and disrupt notions of African identity.
Queer Creative podcast hosted Ugandan artist Leilah Babirye on Wednesday 16 September 2020. Babirye discusses the materials and themes that define her practice, her long journey from Uganda to the USA and her ongoing engagement with political activism.
'When Sun Comes Out' is Blank Forms' first benefit exhibition, initiated in response to the challenges raised by the Covid-19 pandemic for the arts and the performing arts in particular. The exhibition features works by over 40 artists who are collaborators or friends of the non-profit organisation, including Ugandan artist Leilah Babirye.
‘Art on the Grid’ is a multi-platform exhibition featuring 50 artists’ reflections on the pandemic at 500+ locations across New York. Public Art Fund invited 50 emerging New York-based artists to reflect on the current situation as a way to help communities process the challenges that they face together. Ugandan artist Leilah Babirye’s contribution was unveiled as the sculpture 'Namaganda owe Mbogo (Among the Beautiful Girls from the Buffalo Clan)', 2020.
'Intimate Companions' is a group exhibition curated by Joe Sheftel and hosted by Provincetown Arts Society and Ken Fulk in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The exhibition is held at the meticulously restored, sprawling 18th-century, eight-bedroom home of Mary Heaton Vorse, a celebrated labor reporter and the grande dame of the avant-garde.
New York City's LGBTQ Community Center hosted Leilah Babirye and American textile artist LJ Roberts for a live discussion on Thursday 25 June, 10.30pm GMT. The talk is part of the series 'Dykonography: Conversations With Artists' which focuses on visual art and queer identity, with an emphasis on lesbian visibility.
Gordon Robichaux, New York are donating to Black Trans Advocacy Coalition (BTAC) the proceeds from the sale of a series of six bandanas designed by artists including Leilah Babirye, Matt Connors, Otis Houston Jr, Elisabeth Kley, Matt Paweski, and Tabboo!
This year during LGBT Pride Month, BET is highlighting young Black queer individuals who are demanding that their voices are heard. BET's new 12-part video series '12 Days of Pride' tackles themes such as identity, activism, culture, politics, health, family and love.